Publications and Outreach


A. Mutlu, C. Kaspar,  N. Becker and I. B. Bischofs (2020) 
A spore quality-quantity tradeoff favors diverse sporulation strategies in Bacillus subtilis. ISME J 14, 2703-2714, doi: 10.1038/s41396-020-0721-4

A. Dragoš, B. Priyadarshini, Z. Hasan, M. Lenz-Strube, P. J. Kempen, G. Maróti, C. Kaspar, B. Bose, B. M. Burton, I. B. Bischofs and Á. T. Kovács (2020) 
Pervasive prophage recombination occurs during evolution of spore-forming Bacilli . ISME J.,

H. Babel, P. Naranjo-Meneses, S. Trauth, S. Schulmeister, G. Malengo, V. Sourjik and I. B. Bischofs (2020) 
Ratiometric population sensing by a pump-probe signaling system in Bacillus subtilis. 
Nature Communications 11, 1176

I. B. Bischofs (2020) 
Sporenbildung bei Bacillus subtilis: Masse oder Klasse? 
BioSpektrum 26, 606-608

R. Spilger, T. Schwackenhofer, C. Kaspar, I. Bischofs and K. Rohr (2020) 
Deep segmentation of bacteria at different stages of the life cycle. 
Bildverarbeitung für die Medizin. Informatik aktuell. Springer Vieweg, Wiesbaden 

I. Lytvynenko, H. Paternoga, A. Thrun, A. Balke, T.A. Müller, C.H. Chiang, K. Nagler, G. Tsaprailis, S. Anders, I. Bischofs, J.A. Maupin-Furlow, C.M.T. Spahn, C.A.P Joazeiro (2019)
Alanine tails signal proteoloysis in bacterial ribosome-associated quality control. Cell. 178(1):76-90. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2019.05.002.

V. Bettenworth, B. Steinfeld, H. Duin. K. Petersen, W.R. Streit, I. Bischofs and A. Becker (2019)
Phenotypic heterogeneity in bacterial quorum sensing systemsJ Mol Biol. 2019 Apr 30. pii: S0022-2836(19)30244-X. doi: 10.1016/j.jmb.2019.04.036.

A. Mutlu, S. Trauth, M. Ziesack, K. Nagler, J.-P. Bergeest, K. Rohr, N. Becker, T. Höfer and I.B. Bischofs (2018)
Phenotypic Memory in Bacillus subtilis links dormancy entry and exit by a spore quantity-quality tradeoff. Nature Communication 6: 69

H. Babel and I.B. Bischofs (2016)
Molecular and Cellular Factors Control Signal Transduction via Switchable Allosteric Modulator Proteins (SAMPs). BMC Systems Biology 10:35

D. Wolf, V. Rippa, J.C. Mobarec, P.Sauer, L. Adlung, P. Kolb and I. B. Bischofs (2016)
The quorum sensing regulator ComA from Bacillus subtilis activates transcription using topologically distinct DNA motifs. Nucleic Acids Research 44 (5), 2160-2172. 

S. Pande, S. Shitut, L. Freund, M. Westermann, F. Bertels, C. Colesie, I. B. Bischofs and C. Kost (2015)
Metabolic cross-feeding via inter-cellular nanotubes among bacteria. Nature Communications 6: 6238

V. Liluashvili,J.-P. Bergeest, N. Harder, M. Ziesack, A. Mutlu, I.B. Bischofs and K. Rohr (2015)
Automatic Single-Cell Segmentation and Tracking of Bacterial Cells in Fluorescence Microscopy Images
Proc. Workshop Bildverarbeitung für die Medizin 2015 – Algorithmen, Systeme, Anwendungen. Lübeck, Germany, 15-17.March 2015. Informatik aktuell, H. Handels et al., Springer Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg

B. Drees, M. Reiger, K. Jung and I.B. Bischofs (2014)
A Modular View of the Diversity of Cell-Density-Encoding Schemes in Bacterial Quorum-Sensing Systems. Biophysical Journal 107, 266-277

S. Trauth and I.B. Bischofs (2014)
Ectopic Integration Vectors for Generating Fluorescent Promoter Fusions in Bacillus subtilis with Minimal Dark Noise. PLoS One 9(5) e98360

P. Guthardt Torres, I.B. Bischofs and U.S. Schwarz (2012)
Contractile network models for adherent cells. Physical Review E (85):011913

I.B. Bischofs, J. Hug, A. Liu, D.M. Wolf and A.P. Arkin (2009)
Complexity in bacterial cell-cell communication: Quorum signal integration and subpopulation signaling in the B. subtilis phosphorelay. Proc. Nat. Acad. USA, 106(16), 6459-6464

I.B. Bischofs, S. Schmidt and U.S. Schwarz (2009)
Effect of adhesion geometry and rigidity on cellular force distributions. Phys. Rev. Letters 103 (4), Art. No. 048101

D.M. Wolf, L. Fontaine-Bodin, I. Bischofs, G. Price, J. Keasling and A.P. Arkin (2008)
Memory in microbes: Quantifying history dependent behaviour in a bacterium. PLoS One 3(2) e17000 18324309

I.B. Bischofs, F. Klein, D.Lehnert, M. Bastmeyer and U.S. Schwarz (2008)
Filamentous network mechanics and active contractility determine cell and tissue shape. Biophysical Journal 95(7), 3488-3496

A. Zemel, I.B. Bischofs and S.A. Safran (2006)
Active elasticity of gels with contractile cells. Phys. Rev. Letters 97 (12), Art.No. 128103

I.B. Bischofs and U.S. Schwarz (2006)
Collective effects in cellular structure formation mediated by compliant environments: a Monte Carlo study. Acta Biomaterialia, 2 , 253-265

U.S. Schwarz, T. Erdmann and I.B. Bischofs (2006)
Focal adhesions as mechanosensors: the two-spring model. Biosystems, 83, 225-232

U.S. Schwarz and I.B. Bischofs (2005)
Physical determinants of cell organization in soft media. Medical Engineering & Physics 27, 763-772

I.B. Bischofs and U.S. Schwarz (2005)
Effect of Poisson ratio on cellular structure formation. Phys. Rev. Letters 95 (6), Art. No. 068102

I.B. Bischofs, S.A. Safran and U.S. Schwarz (2004)
Elastic interactions of active cells with soft materials. Phys. Rev. E 69, Art.No.021911(17)

I.B. Bischofs and U.S. Schwarz (2003)
Cell organization in soft media due to active mechanosensing. Proc. Nat. Acad. USA 100 (16), 9274-9279

I.B. Bischofs, V.N. Kostur and P.B. Allen (2002)
Polaron and bipolaron defects in a charge density wave: A model for lightly doped BaBiO3. Phys. Rev. B 65 (11), Art. No. 115112

P.B. Allen and I.B. Bischofs (2002)
Self-trapped exciton defects in a charge density wave: Electronic Excitations of BaBiO3. Phys. Rev. B 65 (11), Art. No. 115113

I.B. Bischofs, P.B. Allen, V.N. Kostur and R. Bhargava (2002)
Topological doping of a three-dimensional Peierls system: Predicted structure of doped BaBiO3. Phys. Rev. B 66 (17), Art. No. 174108

Book chapters:

I.B. Bischofs (2012)
Cell and tissue organization in soft materials: insight from mathematical and biophysical modelling. In: Cell and Tissue Engineering edited by B. Obradovic, p.119-134, Springer

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